Thursday, February 07, 2008

Street Fighter Through the Years

Street Fighter is an incredible franchise with game play that is far more compelling than most modern 3D fighters. However, in terms of visuals, Capcom seems to be taking a step-back in it's next-gen debut, Street Fighter IV. Instead of a beautiful, striking 2D art style ala Third Strike, they're going down the generic route with a spiritless 3D look with their fourth entry in the series (Hey, Capcom, you still have time to change the name to Street Fighter EX 4).

Well, I'll still be picking it up once it's released, and regardless... here's how the Street Fighter franchise has evolved (or, in the case of IV, devolved) through the years in terms of visuals:

Street Fighter

Street Fighter II*

Street Fighter III*

Street Fighter IV
*Taken from the most recent versions

This was a brief look at the main Street Fighter series we all know and love. In the near future I will take a more detailed view at the side stories - such as the excellent Alpha series and the rather mediocre EX series.

Oh, and here's a similar entry focusing on an entirely different game series:

Super Mario Through the Years

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At 5:18 PM, Blogger FUNNYMAN said...

Indeed Street Fighter 4 will kick ass, but I am still more excited about playing as Darth Vader and Yoda in Soul Caliber 4.

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Ross said...

That's been done before - over ten years ago, in fact!


Still, I've always preferred Street Fighter to Soulcalibur... although both are great series.

At 8:06 PM, Blogger FUNNYMAN said...

Everything has been done before. So what. There is only so much original features you can create with a fighting game.

At 3:00 PM, Blogger Ross said...

I hope you didn't take that comment seriously, haha. The game pictured - Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi - is supposed to be awful.


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